Monday Jan 02, 2006
Wednesday Dec 28, 2005
By pradhap on Dec 28, 2005
\*) Download the base bootstrap.tar.bz2
\*) Untar the contents
gtar xvjf bootstrap.tar.bz2 -C /
This would basically install all the required utils and packaging info.
\*) Set the PKG_PATH to appropriate site from where the NetBSD packages can be fetched.
\*) Set the PATH makes sure the /usr/pkg/bin & /usr/pkg/sbin are at first because NetBSD uses its own utils for fetching and installing packages.
\*) If you are behind firewall or if you use proxy to download set the environment variables accordingly
export http_proxy=http://proxy-ip:port\*) Now juz try adding a package
eg) export http_proxy=http://webproxy:8080/
pkg_add -vNetBSD packages are installed in /usr/pkg/bin or /usr/pkg/sbin directory
eg) pkg_add -v wget
\*) To see list of packages which are currently ported visit
For more information of NetBSD packaging utils visit http://www.pkgsrc.org
Sunday Dec 04, 2005
By pradhap on Dec 04, 2005
Sumitha, Vinay and Mahesh took the responsibility of doing the ground work for this event.
We planned to showcase various technologies
This was the major attraction within developers, every one were amazed with this technology people after seeing this demo have the below common question.
\* Is is part of OS or separate package ?
\* Is this technology being ported to Linux or any other Unix flavors ?
We started distributing Belenix live-CD. There were some common queries among developers
\* Does Belenix run on x86 pc ?
\* What advantages does Solaris have than linux ?
\* What are the features available one Solaris ?
\* What architectures does Solaris support ?
For people who were really interested we distributed Solaris 10 DVD's.
Some common queries about opensolaris :-
\* What licensing does this follows ?
\* Can I start modifying it ?
\* Can I strip down the kernel/utils and customize it ?
\* What's the Sun's strategy behind Opensolaris ?
People who handled various demos :-
Belenix - Myself, Moinak, Popuri, Ram and Anandth
DTrace - Pramod, Jalan, Ramesh, Kini, Sanjeev, Syed and Pavan
SMF/Zone - Vineeth, Shivani, Madhu, Ganga, Ganesh, Saif and Vivek
ZFS - Mahesh, Vidya, Kishore and Venku
Sorry if I had missed out some names... Each of our volunteers were so enthusiastic about this they worked hard to make it a grand success.
One of the stall GCI solutions were running a competition on Redhat linux. So I juz gave it a try and won the competition. Next day Alan Cox distributed prizes for winners. I got "The Mythical Man-Month" book as a prize autographed by him.
Some wins about FOSS.in
\* Solaris/OpenSolaris awareness among developers.
\* Sun stall attracted a large visitors.
\* More number of developers showed interest in Opensolaris and have signed up with BOSUG usergroup.
\* Distributed more than 1000 Belenix Cd's and arround 400 Solaris 10 DVD's.
\* India's leading newspaper The Hindu carried article about Opensolaris and Belenix.
Monday Aug 29, 2005
By pradhap on Aug 29, 2005
1) /usr/dt/config/C/Xresources.d/Xresources.< window_manager >
2) /usr/dt/config/Xsession.< window_manager >
3) /usr/dt/config/Xinitrc.< window_manager >
Before creating files please note that you need to preserve permission while copying file.
cp -Ppr /usr/dt/config/C/Xresources.d/Xresources.jds /usr/dt/config/C/Xresources.d/Xresources.wmaker)
In above files replace < window_manager > with your custom name eg ( /usr/dt/config/C/Xresources.d/Xresources.wmaker )
Now lets look at files.
In Xresources.wmaker replace altDtName, altDtKey and altDtStart with appropriate file name
==========#cat /usr/dt/config/C/Xresources.d/Xresources.wmaker Dtlogin\*altDtsIncrement: True Dtlogin\*altDtName: Window Maker Dtlogin\*altDtKey: /usr/local/bin/wmaker Dtlogin\*altDtStart: /usr/dt/config/Xsession.wmaker Dtlogin\*altDtLogo: JDS_s10
After completing changes create Xsession.wmaker by copying (
cp -rPp /usr/dt/config/Xsession2.jds /usr/dt/config/Xsession.wmaker). In Xsession.wmaker all you need to do is change the location of Xinitrc.wmaker.
And finally copy (
cp -rPp /usr/dt/config/Xinitrc.jds /usr/dt/config/Xinitrc.wmaker). In Xinitrc.wmaker Make sure that you update the LD_LIBRARY_PATH,PATH and exec < binary_location > , if your window manager libraries and binaries are in nonstandard path.
Now logout you current session and try loggin in. If any error try logging in fail safe mode and start your custom window manager which could help you in debugging the startup issues.
I have attached all the 3 files for reference.
Tuesday Jul 19, 2005
By pradhap on Jul 19, 2005
After installation make sure that you edit the checkinstall & installwatch scripts coz it depends on GNU textutils packages. Make sure you set appropriate environment variables in script.
You can download checkinstall from checkinstall-1.6.0beta4.tgz
Here is the demo how it works.
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